Apple posts notice on website saying Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs did not copy iPad’s design
In a move which marks Apple's compliance with a UK court order, the company has posted a notice on its website saying that the `Galaxy' lineup of smartphones and tablets of its closest smartphone-market rival Samsung did not copy Apple's popular devices, iPhone and iPad.
The notice has been posted on the apple. co. uk website and can be accessed through the "Samsung/Apple UK judgement" link. In the notice, Apple has admitted that the High Court of Justice of England and Wales had ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not violate the Apple design patent for the iPad.
The posting of the notice by Apple comes in response to a last-week ruling by the UK Court of Appeals, which upheld the July verdict passed by Judge Colin Birss of the High Court. Birss had ordered Apple to post a note on its website, as well as publish an ad in magazines and newspapers, to state that Samsung had not infringed on Apple's patents for designing the Galaxy Tabs.
Though Apple has now posted the notice after the UK Court of Appeals' ruling, the company has also specifically drawn attention to those parts of Judge Birss' verdict which described the Samsung tablets as "not as cool" as the iPad.
Apple has highlighted that the judge had said that "the extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking;" and that the Galaxy Tabs lacked "the understated and extreme simplicity" of the Apple iPad.